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Shaun Hutson

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (1 Review)
Book Details

Publisher : Warner

Published : 1982

Copyright : Shaun Hutson 1982

ISBN-10 : PB 0-7515-1418-7
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-7515-1418-6

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They Slime... They ooze... They kill...

One female slug can lay one and a half million eggs a year - a fact which holds terrifying consequences for the people of Merton. As the town basks in the summer heat, a new breed of slug is growing and multiplying. In the waist-high grass, in the dank, dark cellars they are acquiring new tastes, new cravings. For blood. For flesh. Human flesh...

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Review by Victim (310701) Rating (8/10)

Review by Victim
Rating 8/10
Slugs is set in a small/mid sized UK town, and begins with an old man, who has allowed the world to get on top of him, called Ron Bell. He is coming home rather intoxicated, and has a bit of an accident, where he is lying unconscious on his living room floor (Moral anyone???)

Cut to the following day, the local pest control officer and the local bailiff are going to evict Ron from his home, but stumble on a rather gruesome sight, the rotting remains of the former occupant, complete with rather good descriptions.

That is just to give you a VERY brief insight. This book is brilliantly written, the descriptions are fairly graphic, the kind of book that most people won't be able to read whilst eating lunch (especially Salad).

Although this book is fairly old, it still holds up quite well, although I have read it many times it still holds the same morbid fascination. I suppose certain parallels exist between this and James Herbert's Rats, they were both the first and both involving animals (also nookie scenes!) but the Rats pale in comparison.

Shaun Hutson has a seriously good line in descriptive prose, and knows how to use it. Seriously Gross in places but well worth it. If you enjoy this - you need a psychologist!
Victim (31st July 2001)

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